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Our New CRT Team Leader: 20.6.17.

We were delighted to welcome our new Canal and River Trust Volunteer Team Leader to  Pontardawe last Tuesday. She is Jade Hester, pictured on the extreme left of this photo. She has taken over the role on secondment  for six months though this may become a permanent post. She has already ordered native wildflowers for...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 26TH JUNE TO 2ND JULY 2017.

TUESDAY 27TH JUNE: Work Party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 three hundred yards north of the Upper Trebanos Lock  where the canal disappears into the half mile long pipe. We will be preparing the banks for  the restoration work which will be completed by the...

The Canal Beneath Our Feet: Gable End Down 18.6.17.

    Only the wall of the building on the St. Benedict’s Church side still stands (photo left) and the gable end which covered part of the buried lock is now completely gone (along with the roof, of course). The slabs covering the buried lock are immediately behind the Heras fencing in the foreground.    ...

WILDFLOWERS/WEEDS ALONG THE CANAL

  There has been some discussion regarding wildflowers and plnting aongside the canal.  There are many wildflowers, easily recognisale specieis, but there are also many that are not.  The plants support a diversity of wildlife and play a very important part in the biodiversity of the local area.  Great care is taken when wowrking along...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH JUNE 2017 TO 25TH JUNE 2017

TUESDAY 20TH JUNE  2017:  Work Party meets betwen 8.00am and 9.00am in Brownsters Cafe High Street, Clydach. Work starts  between Herbert Street Bridge, Pontardawe and  Holly Street Bridge Pontardawe at 9.15am. We will be recapturing  coping stones from the channel to replace in their original positions on the tow path. SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2017: Canoe...

The Canal Beneath our Feet: (11) After the Storm: 14.6.17.

    Michelle has been back to the Old Highways Depot to record the fantastic demolition work that Mr. Thomas and his workers have done. No sign of them at the time she took these photos but talk about considerate builders! Everything has been left tidy and neat. The roof is half off the old work...

Demolition Day: 11.6.17 Addendum

  Thanks to so many of you for ‘liking’ the last blog on the JCB work in the Old Highways Depot and The Triple Work sites. I felt a bit of a cheat not having a photo of the building to be demolished by the JCB so here on the left is a more comprehensive...

The Canal Beneath our Feet (10). Demolition Underway. 11. 6.17

   The heavy plant has arrived. Our wonderful contractors moved into the Old Highways depot, Pontardawe Road, today and have begun the demolition of the framework of the building that was built over the buried lock in the mid seventies. A lot of the interior fittings have already been removed by Gordon and Gareth as...

Work Party : Sunday 11th June

There was another successful working party today.  This time  they cleared fly tipping about 200 metres north of bridge number 7,  on the offside bank. Unfortuneately, all of the rubbish was not removed due to lack of time, but an improvement has been made, and at a later time we will go back to continue...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 12TH JUNE 2017 TO 18TH JUNE 2017

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE: Work party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach betwen 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts 300 yards north of  Upper Trebanos Lock at 9.15 to build up the  badly eroded banks on the tow path side. We will also continue painting the wooden fencing leading to the  riverside path. SUNDAY 18TH JUNE: ...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 5TH JUNE 2017 TO 11TH JUNE 2017

  TUESDAY 6TH JUNE: Work party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach betwen 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts 300 yards north of  Upper Trebanos Lock at 9.15 to build up the  badly eroded banks on the tow path side. We will also continue painting the wooden fencing leading to the  riverside path. WEDNESDAY 7th...

The Co-operation of the Co-operative Society: The Two Day Stall.

       The Co-Operative Society supermarket in Clydach have been very generous in  allocating us a further two days to publicise the Society in their store. This is all part of their six month sponsorship of us as one of their two chosen local charities. Michelle and Alan, in the left hand photo, took charge of...